RSS Feeds

AP PHOTOS: Scenes from world championships

Monday - 8/19/2013, 3:44am  ET

Monday, Aug. 12, 2013; Netherlands' Nadine Broersen reacts after knocking a gate in the 100-meter hurdles in the heptathlon at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

The Associated Press

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt captures three golds in Moscow on Sunday to become the most decorated athlete in the history of the world championships. With an overall eight golds and two silvers, Bolt overtakes Carl Lewis (8 golds, 1 silver, 1 bronze) and Michael Johnson (8 golds).

The United States wins an impressive 25 total medals in the games. But only six of them were gold as Russia edged them with seven, making it the first time the U.S. failed to at least tie for the gold-medal lead since the first world championships in Helsinki 30 years ago.

Here's a gallery of photos from the competition.


Follow AP photographers and photo editors on Twitter:

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.